Ok....its 2015 and I still don't have my flying car!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by capnjim, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    I mean c'mon. Weren't we supposed to be vacationing on Mars, living on the Moon and driving flying cars for everyone?
    It seems the only "improvements" in the last 50 yrs are all computer based.
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Even the frickin' space elevator isn't done.

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  3. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I feel your pain. This isn't the technological future I signed up for back in 1966 when I had a crew cut and was thinking about being an astronaut while learning to read.
  4. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    I just got my first smartphone this month.
    I'm a late adopter. My last cell phone was a text-centric cellphone. I also threw out my old entertainment center and bought a new one. The old one was designed for CRT TVs so it was deeper and there was some shelf space on the sides for VHS tapes. Yeah, pathetic.

    I guess I'll be ordering my silver spandex pants next month.
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  5. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Yeah! And what about those automatic doors that go "shhhhhhhht" they promised us? And I'm still waiting for conveyer belts everywhere. This whole walking b******t is for chumps!
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  6. tobias3469

    tobias3469 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    West Los Angeles
    possibly NSFW

  7. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    50 years ago people still died from polio, and all these things didn't exist:

    - CT scanner
    - the birth control pill
    - heart transplants
    - microwaves
    - jet airliners
    - cordless tools
    - communication satellites
    - smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
    - pacemakers
    - chemotherapy
    - rechargeable batteries
  8. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Oh My God!!!! Shelf space for VHS Cassettes? Its 2015 fer crying out loud.
    Thats pathetic!!!!
    Now go out and buy yourself a flying car and it will make up for it.
  9. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Says the man that owns over 50 VHS tapes which my daughter loves.
    See? Thats my point, nothing has really changed in 30 years.
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  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Hey, knock it off with facts already. You are spoiling a good rant. You are just as bad as that cloud out there that won't go away no matter how hard I yell at it.
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  11. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    I'm actually in IT. I see so much change in technology, I hesitate to buy the latest and greatest.
  12. Flying cars for everyone? No way. Look at all the threads here on TBOT complaining about idiot drivers. Flying cars will only come to the masses when the air vehicle and navigation systems are completely automated and a national infrastructure is built to support it. Unless you are very young, most of us will not see it in our lifetime. In the meantime, your options are to fly helicopters and/or light airplanes.

    On the other hand, it is fun to dream about it.
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  13. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I want one with a bubble top that goes "wiiiirrrrrrddlllyeeeeeppphhhfffffffffffftttttttttt"
  14. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    ... a farting car?
  15. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    I know what you're trying to say (and I want my flying car, too). But, you're only partially right, though.
    -Polio vaccine; 1955 (that's when I got my shot). People still die from poliomyelitis, by the way. Oral vaccine? Yes, you're right.
    -Microwaves; commercial ones were around in 1954 (the "fried" chicken was weird tasting, by the way), but the home models? '67.
    -Jet Airliners; DeHavilland Comet debuted in 1952 with BOAC, but problems took it out of service. Boeing's 707 entered service in 1958 (flew in one a couple of times; it was a nice plane).
    -Birth control pill; approved for use in 1960, but was more or less frowned upon until the "Free Love" era. (I think I remember it, but..)
    -Pacemakers; external ones? All the way back to the 1890s, according to Wikipedia; first implantable one was done in 1958.
    All the other stuff? Yeah, pretty much all post-1964/5. It's kind of scary - especially if your're 63 - but 50 years sure doesn't seem all that long ago. Now, if you'll excuse me; I'm exhausted, and need to go take a nap....:D
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  16. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    You really need to check your facts. 50 years ago was 1965. Many of the things on your list were around then or in development.
  17. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    remember the rocket man that toured fairs and easter shows in 1970?

    We were told we'd all have jet backpacks like him by the year 1984....

    well?........where ARE they?
  18. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    Flying cars. The FAA would never have it. Think about it.
  19. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    A flying car would be cool but I would settle for a jet backpack
  20. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    we are on Mars! been there for decades. the moon is taken, but we can look at it from here.